The debate on torture is everywhere, and I don't think I have anything intelligent to add about it. I'll repeat what I read on another blog: "How can we even have a debate on torture?" and leave it at that.
Then again, this country does have a sordid history of enacting horrid, draconian legislation that shreds the Constitution, and somehow, a few years later, we wake up and fix it. Think about the Alien and Sedition Acts. Think about the Japanese internment camps. Both ended. Let's hope we stick with that pattern.
And let's hope that this torture legislation kills the Repugnant Party at the polls in November. It's up to all of us to make sure that happens.